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Definitions for (adjective) awkward

Main entry: uneasy, awkward, ill at ease Definition: socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner Usage: awkward and reserved at parties; ill at ease among eddies of people he didn't know; was always uneasy with strangers

Main entry: awkward Definition: causing inconvenience Usage: they arrived at an awkward time

Main entry: awkward, unenviable, sticky, embarrassing Definition: hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment Usage: awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion; an awkward pause followed his remark; a sticky question; in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign

Main entry: inept, ill-chosen, inapt, cumbersome, awkward, clumsy Definition: not elegant or graceful in expression Usage: an awkward prose style; a clumsy apology; his cumbersome writing style; if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

Main entry: awkward Definition: lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance Usage: an awkward dancer; an awkward gesture; too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes; his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

Main entry: ungainly, bunglesome, clumsy, awkward Definition: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape Usage: an awkward bundle to carry; a load of bunglesome paraphernalia; clumsy wooden shoes; the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl